We understand you might have questions during your surgical experience. Find our most frequently asked questions below or feel free to reach out to our team members in Green Bay at 920-569-4300, and in the Fox Valley at 920-569-5900, for any questions you might have.

We ask you to arrive 90 minutes prior to your scheduled surgery time to allow the care team to prepare you for surgery.  You will also meet with your surgeon and anesthesiologist during this time.

Most surgeries require a breathing tube to be inserted. If there are contents in your stomach, there is a risk that these contents could go into your lungs.  This could cause aspiration pneumonia.  Please remember that water, gum, lozenges, etc. should not be consumed eight hours prior to surgery. This rule is enforced for your safety.

Before surgery, your surgeon will see you to go over any questions or concerns you may have. After surgery, you will not talk with your surgeon due to residual effects of the anesthesia. Instead, your surgeon will talk with your caregiver in one of our consultation rooms and review the outcomes of your procedure. If you have any specific questions, ask your caregiver to address them at this time.

The length of your surgery will be determined by the type of surgery performed. Your surgeon and care team will be able to estimate the amount of time your procedure will last.

You will be able to go home once you are evaluated and it is determined that you are medically stable to be discharged. This time frame is different for every person and is based on your individual needs.

You are required to provide a responsible adult (18 +) to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after your surgery. This is for your safety and the safety of others.

Once you are awake and sitting up the care team will offer you a light snack and something to drink. Your care team will provide further instructions on how and when to advance your diet.

Your nurse will go over all of your instructions before you are discharged. You will be given a written copy of the instructions. Because each patient and surgery is unique, your discharge instructions will also be unique to you and your situation.